Monthly Archives: December 2017

Todd Heisler Wins NYT ‘Year in Pictures’ Bakeoff

As you splendid readers doubtless realize by now, the hardlooking staff annually tallies the  results of the New York Times Year in Pictures review. And that time-honored tradition continues with this year’s edition. Header: Tragedy. Triumph. Trump. Photographs that tell … Continue reading

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Opioid-Pushing Sacklers Administer Advertising Methadone

Let us now speak of the Sackler brothers – Arthur, Mortimer, and Raymond – patriarchs of the pharmaceutical-fueled family that has made billions of dollars from the sale of OxyContin, the marketing of which has undeniably triggered America’s current opioid … Continue reading

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More Unsavory MBTA Advertising From Legal Sea Foods

As the hardtsking staff has noted on numerous occasions, Legal Sea Foods owner Roger Berkowitz has a penchant for ads that are equal parts puerile, tasteless, and banned by the MBTA. (Our kissin’ cousins at Two-Daily Town have their own … Continue reading

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New York Times Keeps Pimping Out Its Staffers to Subscribers

As the hardworking staff has previously noted, the New York Times routinely deploys its journalists to accompany (and schmooze with) civilians on Times Journeys to the four corners of the earth – an enterprise that is rife with potential conflicts … Continue reading

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Blogola Goes Big-Time in Mainstream Media

For several years now the hardtracking staff has noted the growing use of blogola in violation of Federal Trade Commission guidelines, from Lord & Taylor’s paying 50 bloggers under the table to wear a dress from its Design Lab clothing collection and … Continue reading

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